Articles

TRAILER BOAT DIY

Being a natural tinkerer and all-around handyman, and having owned trailerboats for decades, Eric Hannah is a good man to listen to when it comes to trailerboat DIY. I purchased my current boat Bob a few years ago. The trailer was a mess – having been used for beach launching...
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Picking a 4×4 Vehicle

You might think choosing a rugged new vehicle that’d suit work or towing your boat would be easy. After all, as long as the tow rating suits the job at hand, you simply go for the SUV or ute which hits the right price point, surely? But it’s not so...
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Tradie Profile: Tom Bilkey

Tom Bilkey certainly isn’t your average bloke. He’s a work hard, play hard civil engineer who loves beer almost as much as he loves the outdoors. I caught up with Tom at one of his sites on a crisp Autumn morning. Tom’s company Development Construction Ltd, which he owns and...
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Nissan Navara ST-X Review

Some six years ago when NZ Fishing News editor, Grant Dixon, was in the market for a new tow vehicle, the corporate constraints of the time limited his spend, although there was a concession on safety – it had to tow three tonnes of braked trailer and boat! The selection...
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2019 Rheem Big 6 challenge review

01 Day... 02 Hours... 10 minutes When Whangaparaoa plumber Glenn Keating heard he had won the draw through Chesters Plumbing to take on the Rheem Big 6 Challenge, he thought he had a good chance of being the first to crack all six. For Glenn has a long history of...
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Smoking Fish Part 1

People have been smoking fish since ancient times, dating as far back as the caveman era. Back then, due to lack of refrigeration, the purpose of curing and smoking meats was purely functional – meat preservation and human survival. Although fish is still smoked for preservation, over time the process...
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Underwater Gathering

We are incredibly lucky in New Zealand to be able to gather our own kaimoana, and one of the best ways to get a tasty feed and have a whole lot of fun is jumping in the water with a mask and snorkel. I’m very much a casual freediver. Fishing...
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How to Shoot More Ducks

As an avid water fowler and a relatively successful one, a question Scott Taylor is often asked is: “How do I shoot more ducks?” Here are Scott’s five top tips to help you be more successful this season. 5. Practice makes perfect There’s almost no point arriving at your wetland...
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John Overton Practical Artist

The Broverton Invitational is probably one of the biggest fishing tournaments you’ve never heard of. Unless you’re from Whangarei, where this annual event has achieved a sort of cult legendary status among fishos there. I was honoured to be among just 100-or-so people invited to fish the tournament after meeting...
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Ngamatea Wilderness

When 14-year-old Logan Juchnowicz visited Lake Tarawera in January with his father Stan, little did he know he was going to tick off a few ‘firsts’. A stalwart of the plumbing industry, Stan enjoys heading out onto the lake or into the hills to chase trout and deer, and being...
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